Many people looking for significant results from a tummy tuck or any other plastic surgery procedure might be discouraged by scars necessary to doing the surgery. Scars are the result of skin removal – skin removal is not possible without them. The goal of the plastic surgeon is to allow for impactful results while minimizing visibility of scars.  Potential patients may settle for procedures that don’t scar, but this often proves to be a poor long term financial decision with disappointing subtle results. Minimal scars, minimal results!

How do plastic surgeons minimize scar? Intraoperatively surgeons do their best to delicately handle tissues, and allow for a careful closure of all incisions in multiple layers. After surgery, patients follow up with their surgeon over the course of the first year for tips on creating the most beautiful, least visible scars with topical applications, massage and special garments.

While minimally invasive procedures work extremely well in the face, impactful surgery on the breast and body often require skin removal and tissue tightening to allow tautness and a sculpted look. Surgical scars necessary to performing these surgeries should not be a deterrent to achieving life changing plastic surgery results. Be sure to look at Photo Galleries to get a real sense of likely scar appearance.

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